Ἱεροσόλυμα and ἱερός

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Robin
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Ἱεροσόλυμα and ἱερός

Post by Robin » December 5th, 2018, 12:46 am

Is the word Ἱεροσόλυμα half Greek half Hebrew?

ἱερός means sacred, a sacred thing, a temple


σόλυμα = Salem = שָׁלֵם may be old name of Jerusalem?
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S Walch
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Re: Ἱεροσόλυμα and ἱερός

Post by S Walch » December 5th, 2018, 9:30 am

No, Ἱεροσόλυμα is just the Greek transliteration of the Hebrew ירושלים. The beginning of the transliteration, Ἱερο-, has no correlation with any Greek word - it's just transliterated Hebrew in Greek characters.

Please differ to the advice given you in the other topic, Robin :)
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